Shalini Swaroop is the Regulatory and Legislative Counsel for Marin Clean Energy (MCE), California’s first local government energy program focusing on renewable energy and combating climate change. Shalini leads MCE’s legislative advocacy and represents MCE’s customers in regulatory proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). She previously practiced before the CPUC as a consumer advocate on behalf of low-income constituents and communities of color.
Shalini graduated summa cum laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder, receiving a B.A. in Women’s Studies and Psychology with a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies. Shalini received her Juris Doctorate from Berkeley Law School, where she was elected student body president. During law school, she completed a field placement in the chambers of the president of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. After graduation, Shalini completed a federal judicial clerkship at the High Court of American Samoa and returned to Berkeley Law as a public interest fellow.
Shalini was as a founding member of the Women of Color Attorney Network and completed three years on the board of the South Asian Bar Association of Northern California. She currently serves in leadership roles on the boards of the ACLU of Northern California, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s Citizens Advisory Committee, and JustPeace Labs. Shalini received the 2012 Dale Minami Public Interest Fellowship for making a significant contribution to the Asian Pacific American legal community.